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Bach Adagios


Release Date: 08/11/2009 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001313002   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich GuldaJean Louis SteuermanArthur GrumiauxHeinz Holliger,   ... 
Conductor:  James JuddEdo De WaartSir Neville MarrinerPeter Schreier,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of EuropeNew Philharmonia OrchestraAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Over two hours of the world’s most beautiful melodies from one of the world’s greatest composers: Decca’s best-selling series of soothing Adagios continues with Bach. Decca’s vast catalog has been mined for classical treasures that will help you relax at any time of day. The compilation features Friedrich Gulda, Heinz Holliger, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Pepe Romero, Sir Neville Marriner, Raymond Leppard, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and many others! Over two hours of the world’s most beautiful melodies from one of the world’s greatest composers: Decca’s best-selling series of soothing Adagios continues with Bach. Decca’s vast catalog has been mined for classical treasures that will help you relax at any time of day. The compilation features Friedrich Gulda, Heinz Holliger, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Pepe Romero, Sir Neville Marriner, Raymond Leppard, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and many others! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 9 in E major, BWV 854 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
3.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 17 in A flat major, BWV 862 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
4.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Louis Steuerman (Piano)
Conductor:  James Judd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs. 
6.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Rondeau by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
7.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Irena Grafenauer (Flute)
Conductor:  Peter Schreier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
8.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Minuet by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Bennett (Flute)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
9.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 7 in E flat major, BWV 876 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
10.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 12 in F minor, BWV 881 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
11.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
12.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Louis Steuerman (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
13.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Courante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
14.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Gavotte by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
15.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Forlane by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
16.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Minuet 1 and 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
17.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Bourée 1 and 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
18.
Suite for Orchestra no 1 in C major, BWV 1066: Passepieds 1 and 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
19.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 19 in A major, BWV 888 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
20.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 21 in B flat major, BWV 890 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
21.
Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
22.
Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria Teresa Garatti (Harpsichord), János Scholz (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
23.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Karl Münchinger. 
24.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
25.
Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe d'amore)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
26.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1734 - 1735). 
27.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 39 Secs. 
28.
Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Michala Petri (Recorder), Elizabeth Selin (Recorder), Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
29.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Herman Krebbers (Violin)
Conductor:  Arpád Gerecz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Solistes Romands
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
30.
Concerto for Oboe in F major, BWV 1053: Siciliano by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
31.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050: 2nd movement, Affettuoso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
32.
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 1 in G major, BWV 1027: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  György Sebok (Piano), János Starker (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
33.
Easter Oratorio, BWV 249: Adagio in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Heinz Holliger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
34.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 3rd movement, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
35.
Suite for Cello solo no 3 in C major, BWV 1009: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Pepe Romero (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Prelude and Fugue in C (WTK, Book I, No.1), BWV 846: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in E (WTK, Book I, No.9), BWV 854: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in A flat (WTK, Book I, No.17), BWV 862: Prelude
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 - Piano performance: 2. Largo
Concerto for Violin, Oboe, and Strings in D minor, BWV 1060: 2. Adagio
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 2. Rondeau
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 6. Menuet
Prelude and Fugue in E flat (WTK, Book II, No.7), BWV 876: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in F minor (WTK, Book II, No.12), BWV 881: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor (WTK, Book I, No.4), BWV 849: Prelude
Italian Concerto in F, BWV 971: 2. Andante
Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066: 2. Courante
Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066: 3. Gavotte I-II
Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066: 4. Forlane
Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066: 5. Menuet I-II
Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066: 6. Bourrée I-II
Suite No.1 in C, BWV 1066: 7. Passepied I-II
Prelude and Fugue in A (WTK, Book II, No.19), BWV 888: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in B flat (WTK, Book II, No.21), BWV 890: Prelude
Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F, BWV 1046: 2. Adagio
Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat, BWV 1051: 3. Allegro
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, Cantata BWV 208: Sheep May Safely Graze
Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, BWV 1041: 2. Andante
Concerto for Oboe d'amore, Strings, and Continuo in A, BWV 1055 - reconstruction after Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo in A, BWV 1055: 2. Larghetto
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 3. Sarabande
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 3. Sarabande
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 - Part Two - For the second Day of Christmas: No.10 Sinfonia
Violin Concerto No.2 in E, BWV 1042: 2. Adagio
Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049: 2. Andante
Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043: 2. Largo ma non tanto
Concerto for Oboe, Strings, and Continuo in F, BWV 1053 - reconstruction after Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.2 in E, BWV 1053: 2. Siciliano
Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV 1050: 2. Affetuoso
Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No.1 in G, BWV 1027: 1.Adagio - Arr. for Cello & Piano: 3. Andante
Kommt, eilet und laufet (Easter Oratorio), BWV 249: Adagio
Partita for Violin Solo No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 - Guitar Transcription by Pepe Romero (1944-): 3. Sarabande
Suite for Cello Solo No.3 in C, BWV 1009 - Guitar Transcription by Pepe Romero (1944-): 4. Sarabande

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